Diving Duck and Merganser Photos © Bill Schmoker

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Canvasback drake, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Canvasback hen, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Canvasback pair, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Male Canvasback with muddy face, Pueblo, Colorado, 11/03.

Male Canvasback shaking off the mud, Pueblo, Colorado, 11/03.

Female Canvasback in flight, Walden, Colorado, 6/03.

Redhead photo gallery

Ring-necked Duck flock, Boulder County, Colorado, 2/06.

Ring-necked Duck drake, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Ring-necked Duck Pair at Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado.

Ring-necked Duck getting chased by Trumpeter Swan, Boulder, Colorado, 2/1/03.

Greater scaup gallery

Lesser Scaup and Hooded Merganser in flight, Adams County, Colorado, 2/07.

Male Lesser Scaup, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/05.

Male Lesser Scaup, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/05.

Male Lesser Scaup, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/05. Note the extra-long tuft on this bird, which otherwise looks like a normal LESC.

A pair of Lesser Scaup at Belmar Park, Lakewood, Colorado.

Male King Eider, Acadia National Park, Maine, 6/06.

Common Eiders, Reid Beach State Park, Maine, 6/06.

Male Common Eiders, Petit Manan Lighthouse, Maine, 6/06.

Harlequin Duck pair, Two Harbors, MN, 12/29/04. Note white splotching on the female's nape- a bit of leucism, perhaps.

Harlequin Duck pair, Two Harbors, MN, 12/29/04. Note white splotching on the female's nape- a bit of leucism, perhaps.

Male Harlequin Duck (juvenile molting into alternate plumage), Pierre, South Dakota, 12/31/03.

Male Harlequin Duck (juvenile molting into alternate plumage), Pierre, South Dakota, 1/1/04.

Male Surf Scoter, Moss Landing, California, 9/06.

Male Surf Scoter, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Pair of male Surf Scoters (left) with (young?) male White-winged Scoter (right), Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Adult female White-winged Scoter in flight, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 11/03.

1st Winter White-winged Scoter (male?), Lafayette holding pond, Boulder County, Colorado, 2/1/03. I think this may be a male due to the hint of pink in the bill.

1st Winter White-winged Scoter (male?), Lafayette holding pond, Boulder County, Colorado, 2/1/03.

Female Black Scoter, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Immature Black Scoter (showed a pale gray belly), Cherry Creek Reservoir, 12/14/02.

Long-tailed Duck gallery

Male Bufflehead in flight, Adams County, Colorado, 2/07.

Male Bufflehead in flight, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 12/05.

Female Bufflehead in flight, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/04.

Male Bufflehead in flight, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/04.

Bufflehead pair, S .Platte River, Littleton, CO.

Bufflehead hen, S .Platte River, Littleton, CO.

Bufflehead drake (caught some iridescence on the head), S. Platte River, Littleton, CO.

Goldeneye (Barrow's & Common) Picture Gallery- Great ID Comparisons!

Male Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser hybrid, Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, 12/31/04.

Male Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser hybrid with erected head feathers, Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, 12/31/04.

Hooded Merganser gallery

Common Merganser gallery

Red-breasted Merganser gallery

Male Ruddy Duck, Tucson, Arizona, 8/06.

Male Ruddy Duck, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Female Ruddy Duck, Belmar Park, Jefferson County, Colorado, 9/03.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org